Monday, May 15, 2023

How to Identify Antique and Vintage Glassware

 From Veranda:

Glass is seemingly everywhere, but not all glass is created equal—and just how unequal can be a bit of a mystery. If you have acquired glassware from a grandparent, estate sale, or antique or secondhand store, you may be a bit curious about how old it really is or the story behind it.

Is it a collectible? How do you identify glassware patterns? What antique glassware brands should you be aware of? What are the most rare kinds of glassware? And how can you identify what kind of antique or vintage glass it is? We turned to Samantha Robinson, consignment director of decorative arts and design at Heritage Auctions, to lend her expertise on the subject.

Similar to furniture, glassware that is more than 100 years old is considered antique, while anything that is at least 40 years old is considered vintage. Regardless of a piece's exact age, you can flawlessly style it throughout your home, but a keen eye might also be on the lookout for the hottest antiques to buy now and things designers recommend always buying vintage. (Read more.)


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